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Gus (1976)

 -  Comedy | Family | Sport  -  7 July 1976 (USA)
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The California Atoms are in last place with no hope of moving up. But by switching the mule from team mascot to team member, (He can kick 100 yard field goals!) they start winning, and move... See full summary »

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Debbie Kovac (as Liberty Williams)
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Joe Barnsdale
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Spinner
Titos Vandis ...
Papa Petrovic
Hanna Hertelendy ...
Mama Petrovic
Liam Dunn ...
Dr. Morgan
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Storyline

The California Atoms are in last place with no hope of moving up. But by switching the mule from team mascot to team member, (He can kick 100 yard field goals!) they start winning, and move up in the rankings, Hurrah! The competition isn't so happy. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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Comedy | Family | Sport

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7 July 1976 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Gus - kaikkien aikojen aasinpotku  »

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(RCA Photophone Sound Recording)

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Casting Dick Van Patten playing a tough guy gambler/bookie surely drew laughs around Hollywood at the time. While Patten is known as a nice guy off screen and on screen, which is casting against type, off screen he's also known as a serious, hardcore gambler who introduced his sons to gambling while in their teens. Vincent Van Patten, in fact, is a serious poker player and has played in and given television commentary on poker tournaments. See more »

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Laugh-out-loud funny. . .
15 April 2002 | by (Indianapolis, IN USA) – See all my reviews

As others have said, the plot is just totally unreal. But the cast, bless their hearts, play this one straight and before you know it, you're sucked in watching. Tim Conway and Tom Bosley pretty much steal the show--my husband, 6-year-old daughter, and I roll on the floor laughing every time we watch this and it's time for the scenes in the hotel and grocery store. Also, worth mentioning are Bob Crane (as the "Old PepperPot"--a sports announcer who's even more obnoxious than Dick Vitale) and football great Johnny Unitas (who can't get a word in edgewise to do the play-by-play). Oh, yes--Dick Enberg's in this one--it was filmed when he still had hair! This one ends with a little twist, too.

Great viewing for the whole family, or for one of those nights you want to have friends over and just laugh yourself silly. . .


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